molluscum contagiosum


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molluscum contagiosum

[mə′ləs·kəm kən‚tā·jē′ō·səm]
(medicine)
A viral disease of the skin, characterized by one or more discrete, waxy, dome-shaped nodules with frequent umbilication.
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The most commonly associated virus in the United States is Epstein-Barr virus; other viruses include hepatitis A virus, cytomegalovirus, coxsackievirus, respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza virus, rotavirus, the mumps virus, parvovirus, and molluscum contagiosum.
Giant molluscum contagiosum - a clue to the diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus infection.
The epidemiology of molluscum contagiosum in HIV-seropositive patients: a unique entity or insignificant finding?
The results of this study support the use of adapalene for molluscum contagiosum although not as effective as TCA.
Researcher Dr Jonathan Olsen added: "The tool is freely available for use by doctors and if placed on a doctor's surgery website, alongside a link to our website, could potentially reduce molluscum contagiosum consultations as parents can successfully manage the condition at home.
The root cause of molluscum contagiosum is a poxvirus infection that spreads by skin-to-skin contact.
The Study: Molluscum contagiosum is a viral skin condition that frequently affects children.
Molluscum contagiosum affects up to 5% of the HIV-infected patients [8].
Molluscum contagiosum is a skin disorder caused by DNA poxvirus and frequently seen in children.
neoformans and not the umbilicated rash of molluscum contagiosum that it resembled.
It became incredibly apparent that not much has been done to raise awareness nor has much research been conducted on illnesses such as hemorrhoids, molluscum contagiosum and hidradenitis suppurativa (severe boils).
Molluscum contagiosum virus infection presents as small, elevated, umbilicated lesions of the eyelid.